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Northern migrating Gray whales and returning humpbacks!

a large body of water with a mountain in the background

On Sunday this week we had a beautiful tour exploring the Monterey Bay while encountering some gray whales migrating back up to their Arctic summer feeding grounds. These guys have one of the longest migration routes of any animal, clocking up to 14,000 miles round trip.  Additionally we had some humpback whales returning from their…

Everyday is different out there!

an animal swimming in the water

Can’t say it enough, every day is so different in the Monterey Bay and it’s one of the things that makes our jobs so amazing!  Today we were blessed with a couple migrating Gray whales heading north but I think everyone’s favorite, mine included was the bottle nose dolphin with her calf.  The additional pod…

Trips every weekend now through April.

a whale jumping out of a body of water

We are open year around and have trips every weekend through the winter months (weather permitting). Come out and see these magnificent animals!!  Right now there are Humpback whales, Gray Whales and even Orcas among a plethora of other marine life!  Superbowl Sunday we will be back to the dock by 1:00pm so you still…

Beautiful weather plus more of the same


What a difference a day makes! We went from clouds and gloom yesterday to gorgeous sunshine and pristine conditions today. Everything else pretty much stayed the same and we’re okay with that. Scattered juvenile humpback whales scattered throughout the Soquel hole along with an adult that is still hanging out here before heading south for…

Humpback whales + a special surprise.


It was sunny when we left the harbor this morning but turned to chilly cloud cover once out in the Bay. Regardless of the darker sky, winds and swell kept away providing for a pleasant comfortable trip. We saw the typical juvenile humpback whales we’ve been playing with lately but what was of particular surprise…

Heading into winter months


November treated us well as far as humpback whales remaining in the bay. The weather for the most part had remained beautiful and we witnessed some amazing sites. As we approach middle of December, moving into January and February we will be predominantly open on weekends. This is of course weather and participation dependent but…